Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks

Compile and record employee time and payroll data. May compute employees' time worked, production, and commission. May compute and post wages and deductions, or prepare paychecks. Excludes "Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks" (43-3031).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
166,700 0.7 % $20.26 $42,130 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.74 $15.94 $19.71 $23.82 $28.89
Annual Wage (2) $26,510 $33,160 $41,000 $49,550 $60,080


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,290 0.59 $21.07 $43,820
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 10,690 1.16 $19.49 $40,540
Elementary and Secondary Schools 9,690 0.12 $20.26 $42,130
Employment Services 9,320 0.26 $19.21 $39,950
Local Government (OES Designation) 8,960 0.17 $22.35 $46,480

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, and Payroll Services 10,690 1.16 $19.49 $40,540
Office Administrative Services 3,100 0.67 $20.26 $42,150
Management of Companies and Enterprises 13,290 0.59 $21.07 $43,820
Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 130 0.57 $22.12 $46,000
Support Activities for Water Transportation 410 0.42 $26.77 $55,690

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Agents and Managers for Artists, Athletes, Entertainers, and Other Public Figures (8) (8) $33.15 $68,960
Rail Transportation 160 0.08 $28.46 $59,200
Specialized Design Services 120 0.09 $27.24 $56,660
Support Activities for Water Transportation 410 0.42 $26.77 $55,690
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 $25.90 $53,870


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 25,890 1.67 1.38 $22.46 $46,710
Texas 14,500 1.25 1.04 $19.37 $40,300
New York 10,170 1.13 0.94 $21.65 $45,030
Pennsylvania 7,430 1.30 1.08 $19.69 $40,950
Florida 6,680 0.84 0.70 $19.09 $39,710



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oklahoma 2,990 1.87 1.55 $17.79 $37,000
Louisiana 3,520 1.82 1.50 $17.79 $37,000
California 25,890 1.67 1.38 $22.46 $46,710
Kansas 2,250 1.64 1.36 $19.36 $40,260
Alaska 520 1.58 1.31 $23.24 $48,340



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 650 0.96 0.79 $27.78 $57,780
Alaska 520 1.58 1.31 $23.24 $48,340
Massachusetts 3,970 1.17 0.97 $23.02 $47,880
New Jersey 4,400 1.13 0.93 $22.52 $46,850
California 25,890 1.67 1.38 $22.46 $46,710




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,980 1.08 0.89 $22.78 $47,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,310 1.54 1.27 $21.88 $45,510
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,830 1.07 0.89 $21.77 $45,280
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,760 1.28 1.06 $21.40 $44,520
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,920 1.25 1.04 $20.30 $42,220
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,770 1.12 0.93 $21.44 $44,600
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 2,660 1.75 1.45 $22.83 $47,480
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,350 1.25 1.03 $21.79 $45,320
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,280 1.30 1.07 $23.86 $49,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,270 1.73 1.43 $20.30 $42,220